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Hi! I’m Carrie Waller
Deva Advanced Stylist
Curly Hair Artistry Member
My Curl Story started during puberty: my hair suddenly changed from straight blonde hair to strawberry blonde waves to uncontrollable curls. I spent most of my teen years and twenties trying to “fix” my hair–it wasn’t until years later that I discovered that my hair didn’t need to be fixed. I could ditch my frizzy blowout or slicked-down ponytail for beautiful curls that I didn’t have to spend hours styling. I could feel beautiful–naturally.
I began my hair education in 2008, learning the basics of head shape, cutting, coloring, and styling in cosmetology school. I found myself wondering why there wasn’t any difference in technique for cutting curly hair, or why there weren’t styling options that didn’t involve a lengthy blow out and flat iron process.
After school, I landed a job at a salon where I was offered a spot in the Deva Curl Inspired Cutting Class. From the one-day course, I learned the waterfall haircut, product information, and styling method (I also learned that for years I hadn’t been using the product to its fullest potential).
I WAS HOOKED.
In 2015, I continued my education with Deva Curl at its academy in SoHo, New York City. I took the academy’s three-day advanced class in which I built upon my natural understanding and basic curl education, learning the Deva bob, advanced cutting positions, and the Pintura highlighting technique.
I’m a member of Curly Hair Artistry (CHA), where I receive a non-brand based education for cutting all types of curly hair. In 2015, I attended my first fall symposium in New Hampshire. This symposium focused on wavy and curly hair types. In 2016, I attended a spring symposium in Washington, D.C., which focused on curly and super curly/multi-cultural hair. With CHA I have learned The Cubist Haircut, The Foundation Cut, and The Fusion Cut.
Each curl artist is different, each guest is different, and each curl on your head is different. My haircuts and/or colors are customized for each guest. I take the information I have gleaned over the years and apply it to my form of artistry.
I am a colorist using primarily ammonia-free, curl-friendly color. I love to create dimensional color using Natural, Natural Fashion, Fashion/Vivid/Unicorn Palettes, and customizing using Balayage/Hair Painting and Color Melting Techniques.
While curls are my primary focus, I do accept straight hair clients to my guest list.
I also offer special occasion styling for curly hair using the natural curl pattern. I’m enthusiastic about vintage and retro Styles like skip waves, pin curls, and victory rolls.
I’m always doing research to find the cleanest, most quality curl-friendly products. I currently carry Deva Curl, Deva Curl Decadence, Deva Curl Delight, Innersense Organic Beauty (the entire line is certified organic and great for straight hair too!), and Long Hair Don’t Care Cooling Co-Wash.
My ideal guest will have the desire to embrace and enhance their natural curl pattern and allow me to educate them on how to care for their hair to keep it in it’s healthiest state.
I am LGBTQ friendly and encourage a safe, comfortable environment for guests of all colors and lifestyles.
I look forward to hearing your curl story!